Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pinterest Wisdom

Some of my favorites...

Marney's favorite verse, I really want to get this for her!  It would look swell in her new purple room.

Monday, February 13, 2012

What I'm Reading These Days

Just Finished Re-Reading....

1000 White Women By Jim Fergus (Love historical fiction!  This book is amazing.)

Muddling Through...

The Haunted Mine an RC booklist book, the girls and I are reading this together.

Just Ordered (some books, I just like to hold in my hands)....

Free Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful Chicken-Friendly Yard

The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Food, Farming, And Love

Spark Story Bible

On my Kindle....

Called to Care: A Christian World View for Nursing

On the lookout for...

Appropriate teen girl fiction, no vampires, boyfriends, or drama!  Any suggestions would be welcome!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Birthday Bonus

I sent my Mom, at her request, Marney's birthday wish list.  One of the items was a can on paint. Marney has been wanting her room painted since we moved in, and I have not had the time or energy to fill that request.  So I half-jokingly included in parentheses (and Dad too for the weekend, to help her paint!)  Well, lo and behold, Mom e-mailed me back and said, "I think we can make that happen. " Woo-Hoo!  

As an extra added bonus, Jacob was included in the package!

Grandpa's here!

Hard at work.

Out for a walk in the woods, on an unusually dreary day.

Jacob faithfully wore his rosary.  I still have it, Jake!  I promise to send it soon.

The finished product.  A happy girl, and a cute room.

Thank you so much to our family for being spontaneous and making this happen, we are all so grateful.  So far since we moved, we have had a visit of some sort to look forward to every 12 weeks or so.  I has helped so much.  We are very lucky to have family that cares enough to make such an effort.  Looking forward to our next get together in March! 

Friday, February 3, 2012

Birthday Girl

Happy Birthday Marney!

Our girl turned 11 on Tuesday.  We celebrated Saturday with a trip to her favorite swim supply store in the big city and dinner out at PF Changs, yum.  Tuesday night she opened her presents sent from far and wide, and ate cake.  I made this chocolate deliciousness found on piterest, double yum!

She is growing up way too fast, but making us very proud in the process.  We love you Marney!